The finer details of establishing paternity, related laws
When it comes to establishing paternity, there is a lot you need to know. This is particularly true if you find yourself in court in relation to child support, child custody, or visitation.
The best way to legally establish paternity is for both parties to agree. In this case, no blood test is necessary. Instead, both parties agree that the father is the father.
What happens if the mother of the child is not 100 percent sure of who is the father? In this case, a DNA test could be ordered by the court.
In the state of Texas, there are many laws related to paternity. For example, when a child is born into a marriage, it is the husband who is presumed to be the actual and legal father. Even so, another man has the right to bring forth a paternity lawsuit if he feels he is the biological father.
It is also the right of the husband to contest the paternity.
When it comes to establishing paternity in the state of Texas, the law is pretty clear as to how this is done. The same holds true if a person believes he is not the father of a child.
If you want to learn more about establishing paternity, including the process of doing so, you can read the many pages of our website dedicated to this topic. Our “Paternity” webpage is a good place to start as it is full of all the basic information you require. With the right details in mind, you will better understand the ins and outs of establishing paternity.